Support Worker - Borehamwood

Location
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Salary
£17,900 per annum, pro-rata + excellent benefits
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
16 Sep 2019
Ref
225788510
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Support Worker - Borehamwood

Department:

Personal Support

Opportunity Type:

Paid

Town/City:

Borehamwood

Salary Details:

£17,900 per annum, pro-rata + excellent benefits

Advertising End Date:

28 Aug 2019

Vacancy Type:

Permanent

Hours Per Week:

37.5

About Mencap

At Mencap we work in partnership with people with a learning disability. We do this by providing high quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, to live as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We will ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more. With us, it is never ‘just a job’.

In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

Job Advert

Would you like to finish work each day knowing that you have made a difference?

 

We are looking for a positive and caring Support Worker to join one of our services in Borehamwood where we support three gentlemen with a learning disability on a full-time basis.

 

So what do our services look like?

 

We have services that are full of personality, with lots of different activities and require support with accessing the community, shopping, cooking and with their independent living skills.

We have football fans, jokers, social butterflies, flower lovers harry potter fans, and one of our services has pets, too! 

 

The people we support have created profiles about what they want from their support worker, please have a look at this on the additional details tab. 

Supporting someone with their daily life is not a 9-5 job. You will need to be able to work across a range of different days and shift patterns. We realise that your quality time is important too, so your rota is prepared well in advance – Got a request, something special going on? Your manager will certainly try to help you - although, we do work on a rota basis, and you must be comfortable with shift working.

You do not need to have experience but it is essential that you share our values.  As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate (Paid for by Mencap, T&Cs apply)

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Benefits

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As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings
  • Death in service life cover for a nominated beneficiary under our life assurance scheme
  • Loans for debt consolidation,bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
  • Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract